Pre-k registration under way in Bibb County

It’s time to register for fall pre-kindergarten slots in Bibb County public schools.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, parents can register their child at Hutchings Career Center Annex, 2011 Riverside Drive.

Starting next week, parents can register at different school locations until Feb. 11.

“Quality pre-k classrooms provide eager young learners with early academic and social skills that prepare them to be effective learners in kindergarten,” said Lisa Garrett, the school system’s director of early childhood programs.

To register, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. Parents may only apply for their child to attend pre-k in the school in which they are zoned or at the new Early Childhood Center opening on Pierce Avenue, which has no school zone requirements.

Registration is not first-come, first serve, but rather drawn from a random lottery if space is limited. Parents need to bring proof of residence, such as a bill notice, child’s birth certificate and social security card.

Parents will be notified by mail of acceptance by March 7. For more information, call 779-3198.